Two weeks ago, we got Phil Simms’ take on Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco. On Tuesday, former Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann gave 105.7 The Fan his two cents on Flacco. These interviews will continue to interest me until they start asking people like Bubby Brister and Steve DeBerg to break down Flacco.

Theismann, who won a Super Bowl with the Redskins and was the NFL’s Most Valuable Player in 1983, believes Flacco is going to have a breakout season in 2011 -- and yes, he thinks there will be a season.

“In Joe’s case, there’s really, really nice progress being made,” Theismann said on “The Ken Weinman Show” on Tuesday night. “But I think this is the year -- you reach that fourth year -- now it’s time to process all the information and be able to go play the kind of football that everybody expects you to play.”

And Theismann, now an analyst for NFL Network, said the Ravens need Flacco and the passing attack to step it up to dethrone the Steelers in the AFC North and get to the Super Bowl.

“The Ravens have to do a better job throwing the football, not just against the Steelers, but everybody they face,” he said. “If they have the ability to be able to threaten you and cause concern with their passing game, they will be very tough to beat.”

Theismann also talked at length about Flacco’s leadership, and how he is going to be at least third in “the pecking order of leadership” as long as Ray Lewis and Ed Reed are Ravens. But he thinks the 26-year-old now understands Cam Cameron’s offense enough to take charge of the offensive side of the ball.

“Maybe not to the extent where we see Peyton [Manning],” he said. “But a little bit more in the Tom Brady mold where you just get the sense that when he steps out on the football field, he knows exactly ... what he wants to do. I think Joe’s there now.”

But Theismann cautioned that Flacco might not ever become the kind of vocal leader who takes charge of a press conference or gives a fiery motivational speech in the locker room. He called him “the Eastern version of Jay Cutler” -- not because he is a jerk, but because he doesn’t open up to the media often.

“You can’t make somebody be a media personality,” Theismann told hosts Ken Weinman and Vinny Cerrato. “I respect Joe for this: Joe is who he is. He’s not trying to be someone else.”